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My wife bruises on her legs without even bumping or hitting herself on anything. What causes this? She also drinks very little water.

My wife bruises on her legs without even bumping or hitting herself on anything. What causes this? She also drinks very little water.

Needs evaluation: Bruising very easily is often benign, but in some cases can be a symptom of an underlying illness, including blood clotting disorders and some cancers. Very large bruises or easy bleeding, e.g. Frequent nosebleeds, would be of particular concern. A simple evaluation including history, exam, blood counts, and labs to check blood clotting would be advisable, especially if the problem is new. ...Read more

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My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

Blood tests: If she is not on blood thinners such as Aspirin she needs complete blood count including platelets, pt and ppt to evaluate her clotting ability. At 47 I would check why she bruises so easily. ...Read more

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My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

My wife is 47 and bruise very easily on her legs. She walks a lot at work but drinks very little water throughout the day. Help!?

She Needs a checkup!: Many things can lead to easy bruisability. Usually it makes you think about low or dysfunctional platelets, but the reasons can be minor or very serious. Some things to consider are medications, drugs, alcohol, infection, cancer, bone marrow conditions and genetic abnormalities. ...Read more

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4 days ago I rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt, I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

4 days ago I rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt, I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

Hematoma: Most likely it's a hematoma which is a bruise under the skin. These can be uncomfortable but usually not dangerous. Watch the bumps. If they start to weep fluid I would have your leg evaluated. If very painful an x-ray for a feature is indicated. ...Read more

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Hit knee on hardwood playing soccer. Bruise & hard bump formed w/swelling. 3 weeks later, small bump still here & hurts w/pressure. Will it go away?

Hit knee on hardwood playing soccer. Bruise & hard bump formed w/swelling. 3 weeks later, small bump still here & hurts w/pressure. Will it go away?

Yes: Very likely you had a small collection of blood beneath the skin called a hematoma and/or bursitis if the affected area is in front of the kneecap. It often takes several months for the body to naturally resorb the blood and for the soft tissue to become flat and smooth again. This area is very sensitive to pressure because of the lack of fat/cushioning. You will continue to get better! ...Read more

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Took doxycyclin for cellulitis on my leg for 21 days. I still have a little bump (bruise looking) and my leg still feels swollen and itchy. Normal?

Took doxycyclin for cellulitis on my leg for 21 days. I still have a little bump (bruise looking) and my leg still feels swollen and itchy. Normal?

1 leg or both? Fevr?: The situation is rather complex. There are many questions to be asked & we need a picture or an exam in order to understand what's going on. 21 days is an awful long time to take antibiotics. I suspect you have dermatitis (irritation of skin) rather than cellulitis (infection of skin), as the non-response to antibiotics indicates. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did I damage the thigh muscle?

I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did I damage the thigh muscle?

Hematoma: A hematoma is a collection of blood, usually clotted, outside of a blood vessel that may occur because of an injury to the wall of a blood vessel allowing blood to leak out into tissues where it does not belong. Sometimes your will see a bruise, other times not. Most hematomas can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice). They will gradually resolve over time on their own. ...Read more

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I developed one small red bump on my left leg near my ankle that turned into a red bruise like mark 24 hours after its onset. What could it be?

I developed one small red bump on my left leg near my ankle that turned into a red bruise like mark 24 hours after its onset. What could it be?

Bug or spider bite: Having a doctor examine it will help determine what it is and starting appropriate treatment can prevent secondary infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been finding random small bruise-like bumps under my skin (both on legs and arms; no discoloration) what could this be?

I have been finding random small bruise-like bumps under my skin (both on legs and arms; no discoloration) what could this be?

Many thoughts: I suspect this is not a major problem. These could be from trauma, It may actually be bruises, we could be related to medications you take. It may be related to other findings of your health system. Best to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I hit my leg & hardly bruised. It was 5 months ago. I hv raised skin bump. Doctor says it is fluid & it will disolve. Sure hasn't so far.

I hit my leg & hardly bruised. It was 5 months ago. I hv raised skin bump. Doctor says it is fluid & it will disolve. Sure hasn't so far.

Could be: It could be fluid but probably the fluid blood so you may have a hematoma. Sometimes will resorb at times it may have to be drained. It could also be hardened tissue. You could have an ultrasound see if it is fluid or not. May also watch it a little longer but if it not smaller by now unlikely to get smaller after 5 months. ...Read more

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I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet?

I have small water filled bumps all over my body on my arms legs back armpit and on my feet?

See a doctor: So many possible explanations ranging from sunburn or poison ivy to infection to allergic reaction. Are there any associated symptoms? Are you taking any medications? Are you ill? Do you have itching? Best to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I'm 31 and have had thrombosis on my right leg. I'm not fat, I used to drink water kefir, used contraceptive pill. Do you think kefir cause it?

I'm 31 and have had thrombosis on my right leg. I'm not fat, I used to drink water kefir, used contraceptive pill. Do you think kefir cause it?

Not the kefir: Contraceptive pills increase the risk of thrombosis. This risk is increased if the woman is a smoker or if she has a history of thrombosis in the family. Kefir would not cause this problem. ...Read more

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What causes you to feel nauseous after working out at the gym, working mainly the muscles in the legs and arms. Even after drinking water?

What causes you to feel nauseous after working out at the gym, working mainly the muscles in the legs and arms. Even after drinking water?

Lactic acid: When you use a muscle group harder then its circulation can keep up it produces lactic acid which is what makes muscle burn. It also can make you nausious. It is a good thing because it stimulates increased muscle growth and circulation. ...Read more

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Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Non occlusive blood clot left leg. Got in shower, slipped on shower mat, hit left shin against shower rail. Bruise and and slight bump. Dislodge possib?

Possible: Clots below the knee only usually do not cause symptoms or significant problem even if they dislodge as they are too small to cause. Some experts do not even recommend blood thinners for this kind of clots as they often dissolve on their own. You should continue full activity as normal as this hastens improvement. If you have a lot of symptoms then short course of blood thinner is seasonable.. ...Read more

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There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

Possible: Some people can get a "heat rash" that worsens when the skin is hot and usually gets better when cooled. However, to really be certain you should have this problem examined. ...Read more

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No sperm production from last 2 times, headache, feeling strain in eyes, little pain in left leg. What could be the reason? M drinking a lot of water

Can't tell: This description is not sufficient to make an accurate diagnosis. This could represent so many systemic conditions that it is best you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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I have been drinking a lot of lemon water and now have all these little bumps on my face. They're not reddish and are not very visible can feel them.

I have been drinking a lot of lemon water and now have all these little bumps on my face. They're not reddish and are not very visible can feel them.

Be specific: Do you mean some lemon juice squeezed into a glass of water? How much is "a lot"? There is nothing wonderful about this, but nothing harmful. All fruit juice has merit. "Little bumps" on your face are not related in any way. ...Read more

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Small Orange/White bumps on the tip area of my tongue, Burning sensation which worsens when trying to drink any liquid from Water to Coke or even Milk?

Small Orange/White bumps on the tip area of my tongue, Burning sensation which worsens when trying to drink any liquid from Water to Coke or even Milk?

Bumps on tongue: Hello ~ these painful bumps on the tongue occur very frequently in all of us and they are usually due to reactivation of a virus we get as kids and is usually herpes 1 or coxsackie virus. Best treatment is triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% dental paste applied 3 -4 x a day. You will need a prescription for this. Thanks ...Read more

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I found a round quarter size dark purple bruise on my thigh 6 in above my knee. It's raised like a bump don't recall hitting anything should I worry?

I found a round quarter size dark purple bruise on my thigh 6 in above my knee. It's raised like a bump don't recall hitting anything should I worry?

If you have a: New onset bruise - I wouldn't worry too much. Injuries can occur without us being aware. However, if this does not recede (as a bruise normally does) than medical evaluation may be considered. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my left leg, above my knee. It's become shiny and dry. It's been there for over a month. It doesn't hurt but feels tender.

I have a small red bump on my left leg, above my knee. It's become shiny and dry. It's been there for over a month. It doesn't hurt but feels tender.

See dermatologist: Should be examined by dermatologist to make certain that it is nothing serious. From what you stated, it seems to be a benign entity like a wart, but you need to make sure. ...Read more

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I have varicose veins in one leg and today a part of the vein (a small round bump)became inflamed, tender to the touch and is pink. Is this normal?

I have varicose veins in one leg and today a part of the vein (a small round bump)became inflamed, tender to the touch and is pink. Is this normal?

Vein: This most likely represents a superficial vein thrombosis. This should be evaluated as soon as possible to determine if this is a localized issue, or is there any evidence of a deep vein thrombosis. Also, depending upon the location, if this is in the thigh area it is of more concern, as this is closer to the deep vein at the level of the groin. A venous duplex ultrasound is necessary. ...Read more

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I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?

I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?

Ice: Ice and compression if you are unable to weight bear a trip to the emergency room or a visit to your family doctor nay be in order ...Read more

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